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Wee Waa is Australia's Cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW. The town of Wee Waa has a population of 2,080 which has fluctuated over the years, (according to the Census 2006 1,689, 2011 Census 2,433, and 2016 Census 2,080) and services a far greater rural community as well as the villages of Merah North, Spring Plains, Burren Junction, Pilliga and Gwabegar. The majority of this area is rich fertile country well suited to the agricultural pursuits that sustain the district and provide its people with a quality way of life.

Wee Waa is a mere 42 kilometres off the Newell Highway, west of Narrabri, and is a gateway to the far west centres of Walgett, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge Opal Fields and beyond.

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ABOUT WEE WAA

Wee Waa is Australi's cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW.

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Devlopment

On a regional scale Wee Waa is encompassed by Regional Development Australia - Northern Inland NSW. This entity undertakes the promotion of the region

Agriculture

The Wee Waa District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

Real
Estate

OWee Waa always has houses for sale and houses for rent on a wide range and commercial blocks and shops also come up for sale.   The variety is amazing.

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This business directory encompasses the towns of Wee Waa and Narrabri if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is very minimal.

Local News

All controversial projects determined in 12 weeks, Minister demands

All controversial projects determined in 12 weeks, Minister demands

The Independent Planning Commission will have 12 weeks to decide whether to approve controversial developments and mining projects, as part of the government's push to ensure timely decision-making.

The three-month timeframe will now apply to all projects for which the commission must hold public hearings, not just the controversial Narrabri Gas Project which was capped at 12 weeks earlier this year.

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Inland Rail: Narrabri to host biggest logistics hub in the North West says GM

Inland Rail: Narrabri to host biggest logistics hub in the North West says GM

The huge industrial estate set to become Narrabri's "inland port" will be even bigger than initially predicted as council seeks to take advantage of the Inland Rail project.

Narrabri Shire Council General Manager Stewart Todd revealed the council are considering buying extra land for the project. 

Doing so would make the business park "the premier industrial and logistics hub development in North West NSW," he said in an announcement online.

The $9.3 billion Inland Rail project, which will link Brisbane and Melbourne by train, is set to start work in Narrabri later this year.

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Showground upgrades welcomed for Narrabri, Boggabri

Showground upgrades welcomed for Narrabri, Boggabri

He founded an event many mark in their calendars once a year, and despite having to cancel this year's Drover's Campfire, Geoff Eather says upgrades to the Boggabri showgrounds will be "perfect".

These grounds, as well as their Narrabri counterpart, are set to receive a face-lift thanks to funding announced by the NSW Government.

"The upgrades they are working on will make a big difference," Mr Eather said.

"They [facilities] were getting rather old, and well and truly due for an upgrade, so it's great news. 

"Hopefully we will have a lot better facilities once we return next year, bigger and better."

Boggabri Showground's seating will be redone with brand new aluminium seating, the control tower will be repaired, four sets of access steps will be replaced for the toilet block, with an underground power supply installed to an onsite water pump.

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Brooklyn aggregation passed in for $4.3m | Video

The 6805 hectare Brooklyn aggregation in South East Queensland was passed in for $4.3 million.
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ALEC responds to anti-live export piece

The Australian Livestock Exporters' Council (ALEC) has fired back at comments made by Queensland University professor Clive Phillips, who suggested that Western Australia sheep producers should look for alternative markets to the live export trade as its days were numbered.
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Real Estate

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

For Sale House Wee Waa

FOR SALE    5       2      4      Price $420,000.00  Negotiable and all reasonable offers will be considered.

This weatherboard and Hardiplank home is situated on the outskirts of town inside the levee bank. Zoned General Industrial on 2.3 acres.

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39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Home For Sale Wee Waa New South Wales

$380,000
39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, New South Wales

4 bedroom home for Sale!! 
Fully ducted split system, double garage with loft.
Large entertainment room, 2 bathrooms, main bedroom with ensuite, 3 bedrooms have built ins. 
Pool, Solar panels.

For more information contact 
Luke Humphries 0428957049 or Erin Humphries 0408715321

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85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Commercial Investment Opportunity

Long Term Lease in Main Street

• Lot 162 DP 1035634 Shop - one commercial shop 
• Zoned B2 Local Centre 

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Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Commercial Investment Office Space available in Wee Waa for Sale

1,019 ㎡ leased/Rented just off Main Street. Front Shop 2 sold

Genuine inquiries Call Sue Smith 0428 436 720

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First Home Owners: Build or Buy

Published on Monday, September 09, 2019

First Home Owners: Build or Buy

A must read if you're ready for your first home

Are you ready for your first home?

Home is where you and your loved ones will reside, where you’ll create cherished memories together, and where you’ll all laugh and cry for years to come.

You might have read our previous post, 5 Ways to Increase The Value of Your Home, but if you don’t have a home yet -- you have something else to focus on for now.

Should I build or buy my first home?

Whatever the size or design of a house, everyone remembers the home they grew up in. Buying or building a house is a once in a lifetime investment. 

Property financiers Maxiron Capital, suggest first home buyers wishing to obtain funding for a property need to prepare identification documents, banking statements and a breakdown of your monthly spending habits.

When investing in a home, there are multiple things to take into consideration such as: 

  • Cost

  • Location

  • Size

  • Budget

  • Design 

  • And maybe the most important, whether the house feels like a home or not.

Both buying or building a house has its own pros and cons, which can make the process a challenge.

In the majority of the major cities in Australia, building a house means living in the suburbs due to the shortage of land area in and around the centre of the city. At the end of the day, the location comes down to every individual’s personal preference.

A lot of people find it more peaceful in the suburbs while others find it more convenient living in the city centre due to the facilities available. 

Whether you’re looking to settle down or invest in the suburbs or in the city, it can be tough to know whether to buy or build.

It’s the great debate of Australian home ownership, and here are the most important things to understand to help you make the right decision for you.

 

Building:

 

  • Pros:

Cost Effective:  When buying their first home, every individual or family has a budget to stick to. The table below gives an estimate of the cost difference between buying and building in six of the major cities in Australia:

From the chart above we can conclude that the cost estimate to build a house is cheaper than that of buying. 

Customisable according to personal preferences: Building a house from scratch gives you the opportunity to customise it according to your own preferences and decorate it the way you want. 

From things like the size of rooms, to the size of the backyard, double storeyed or single-storeyed, and the number of rooms, building a home provides options. When buying an established house, you will have to be satisfied with what is available and any personal preferences takes a back seat. 

 

  • Cons:

Time: Building a house from scratch is a time-consuming process and according to the Australian Housing and Urban research, usually takes around 7 to 8 months to build. 

Building a house has some financial implications on first-time homeowners as they have to keep paying rent for their accommodation until the house gets to build and on the other hand buying an established house gives the owners the option of moving in right away. 

According to the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), “It can take up to 7.5 months on average to construct a new home. This is nearly double the time it took in 2000. This is due to the increased size and complexity of house designs, and a current skills shortage in the building industry.” 

Cost is not fixed: The architect always comes up with a cost estimate before the construction starts but the concern with this cost is that they are not fixed. 

There are always unavoidable delays during construction due to weather, labour strikes or shortage of raw materials. The cost could also vary due to a sudden increase in the price of raw materials.

 

Buying:

 

  • Pros:

 

Convenience: One of the major reasons why first-time homeowners prefer buying a house rather than building is the convenience that comes with it. 

After the house hunt is over and you have found the house of your liking, all you have to do is get a loan, buy and move in. Buying a house helps you avoid the long, often time-consuming process of building and all the other inconveniences that come with it.

There are means of a home loan from companies offering the service. You can go to a mortgage broker in order to get quotes on a new home, with a range of home loan options available to suit your needs and budget.

According to the home loan firm, Credit Capital, “Loans for land lots typically come with higher deposit requirements and higher interest rates, as these are seen as riskier propositions than traditional home loans. Because of this, buying a home can end up being a more cost-effective option than many people realise when everything is considered.”

Location: The biggest advantage of buying a house is the large choice you get regarding the location, given that empty lots are tough to come by in the city. 

Every homeowner would want their house to be in a nice neighbourhood with good schools, hospitals and local services. This luxury of location is typically only available when buying an established home due to the shortage of free land area.

 

  • Cons

 

Can be expensive: As shown in the chart above buying a home turns out to be more expensive in Australia than building a new one from scratch. 

This can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long-run, and place considerable pressure on couples and families who are looking to own their own piece of property.

That’s not even mentioning finding the 20% deposit to buy your home.

Sustainability and Technology: Buying a home means that the house would be technologically and environmentally set. The advancement in technology has had rather big implications on whether to buy or build, with the changing nature of tech and sustainability meaning some older properties don’t measure up to modern standards. 

This influences purchasing behaviour according to the home loan experts at Empowered Finance who say “the availability of sustainable living arrangements in 2019 can have a direct impact on the desire to move ahead with a major investment like property. Buyers are increasingly savvy and concerned about their eco footprint and expect modern living arrangements to reflect this.”

When one makes an investment as big as a home, everyone wants it to be technologically advanced and have all the possible technological features. Buying an established house takes away this aspect. Even though these things are easy to add after buying, they cost a lot of money and add on to the cost of buying the house. 

 

Are you ready to buy or build?

 

The decision of whether to build or buy is not an easy one and comes down to a range of personal, financial and social factors. 

When making this decision keep in mind your financial situation, choices and preferences, long-term plans, job security and ability to pay back the money borrowed.

And if you’re having trouble with your credit score, check out our post, How to Take Control of Your Credit Score.

While building a new home gives you a cost-effective, affordable, and empty canvas to play with, it does take longer to bring your vision to life and may limit you in terms of the available lots of land.

On the other hand, buying a new home is instant, and gives you access to prime living locations, but at a higher price and without the same level of customization.

Ultimately, the choice to buy or build comes down to you and the life you picture when you close your eyes.

So, what does your dream home look like, is it bought or is it built?

 

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